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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
A few Stories with Watercolours & Drawings & Texts
- :: Soft petal day :: “I must study politics and war so that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” — John Adams, founder, 1735 A soft, warm and dry day in Rigaud today and as I have not dabbled in watercolours for quite a while, I painted one of my iris drawings after having totally ruined another drawing that I had just done of a beautiful Ostrya virginiana leave, trunk & flower… also commonly known as a Hophornbeam or Ironwood and Bois de fer in french in Québec. www.janehannah.com
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Loneliness… has very little to do with location. It’s a state of mind. In the centre of every city are some of the loneliest people in the world… because our whole planet was just outside the window, I felt even … Continue reading
Who so neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. — Euripides I am trying a new watercolour paper that I bought from Amazon and it is very interesting and not too expensive… about the … Continue reading
The process of drawing is, before all else, the process of putting the visual intelligence into action, the very mechanics of visual thought. Unlike painting and sculpture it is the process by which the artist makes clear to himself, and … Continue reading
It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a … Continue reading
That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the … Continue reading
Each painting is an exploration in unknown country, or as Manet said, it is like throwing oneself into the sea in order to learn to swim. (Prunella Clough) Although there are many flaws in this painting, I find that it … Continue reading
“After rain after many days without rain, it stays cool, private and cleansed, under the trees, and the dampness there, married now to gravity, falls branch to branch, leaf to leaf, down to the ground where it will disappear — … Continue reading
“No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” (Martha Graham) Today was a difficult day at school and I needed to calm … Continue reading
Art is living stopped by a moment of wonder. — Kenneth G. Mills The day was crisp and full of autumn flavours. For this painting I drew with ink the two buildings and the sign post, and everything else was … Continue reading
Life is like a book. Do not skip any chapter and continue turning the pages. Sooner or later you will understand why each chapter was needed. La vie est comme un livre. Ne saute aucun chapitre et continues de tourner les … Continue reading